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It's not so much that I'm crazy about Cameron putters, but the specialty putter houses are just too expensive for me to fork over that much money. Yes, the Cameron's are over-priced....but at least with them I can use pro-shop credit and have something that will retain a bit of value.

 

Heck, my gamer for last season was a Ping Scotsdale Anser that I got for $20. :D

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It's not so much that I'm crazy about Cameron putters, but the specialty putter houses are just too expensive for me to fork over that much money. Yes, the Cameron's are over-priced....but at least with them I can use pro-shop credit and have something that will retain a bit of value.

 

Heck, my gamer for last season was a Ping Scotsdale Anser that I got for $20. :D

That is a great pick-up. I like some of the Scotty offerings, but there are so many small putter manufactures who can make a custom stick for about the price of an OTR Cameron. My current putter was expensive, but never once has price entered my mind when I am using it. It was about the price of a new Cameron too.

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Congrats!! But to be honest, I'm putting more better with my Odyssey Sabertooth than anything Scotty has. I have a Circa 62 #3 and enjoy it, but it's not the end all be all. I love Rossa putter's too.. especially the Itsy Bitsy. I've tried the Scotty Kombi putter as well, but don't like it near as much as the Odyssey's.

 

I am strangely drawn to the Odyssey Sabertooth. Plus, I'd never have to bend over to pick up a ball again. That alone might be worth gaming it.

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I am strangely drawn to the Odyssey Sabertooth. Plus, I'd never have to bend over to pick up a ball again. That alone might be worth gaming it.

 

Almost got one when they came out. Very nice putter. I think that they messed it up a bit this year with the colors on the ice version. Dots on top line are just not right.

When Rocco used one at Torrey, I thought they would be in way more bags. I think that people who would game it are using the spider.

 

I wanted to be able to growl / roar after putting on in. Sabertooth ROAR!!

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I am strangely drawn to the Odyssey Sabertooth. Plus, I'd never have to bend over to pick up a ball again. That alone might be worth gaming it.

That plus it may be used as a weapon to fight off wildlife or unwanted revelers..

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That plus it may be used as a weapon to fight off wildlife or unwanted revelers..

Seems quite well suited for fighting during Pon farr rituals too. (too obscure?)

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As much as I enjoy the Cameron putters I've gamed in the past 2 years, I'm really getting tired of marketing monster and how his catering to tour players has driven so many recreational players crazy with his products. The fact that milled keychains are selling for over 100 dollars on eBay sickens me. Leather cash covers? Am I the only one looking around wondering how this dude managed to fool people into spending 200 dollars on a non-functional wallet/money clip?

 

Almost to the point where I don't feel like supporting his product line anymore. I currently game a 9 year old 33" Newport Midslant PP and have offloaded many of the Craiglist Camerons I've acquired/gamed over the last couple years. If I could find something that felt the same and looked the same at address I'd gladly toss this one to the masses.

 

Scotty Cameron does make good putters. His sticker price when compared to driver/iron prices is reasonable imho. His marketing gimmicks are ridiculous though. You'll regularly find people playing brand new Newport putters who three putt every hole and would greatly benefit from a mallet with higher MOI. Just shameful.

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As much as I enjoy the Cameron putters I've gamed in the past 2 years, I'm really getting tired of marketing monster and how his catering to tour players has driven so many recreational players crazy with his products. The fact that milled keychains are selling for over 100 dollars on eBay sickens me. Leather cash covers? Am I the only one looking around wondering how this dude managed to fool people into spending 200 dollars on a non-functional wallet/money clip?

 

Almost to the point where I don't feel like supporting his product line anymore. I currently game a 9 year old 33" Newport Midslant PP and have offloaded many of the Craiglist Camerons I've acquired/gamed over the last couple years. If I could find something that felt the same and looked the same at address I'd gladly toss this one to the masses.

 

Scotty Cameron does make good putters. His sticker price when compared to driver/iron prices is reasonable imho. His marketing gimmicks are ridiculous though. You'll regularly find people playing brand new Newport putters who three putt every hole and would greatly benefit from a mallet with higher MOI. Just shameful.

 

I have to agree with the insane products that he offers. On ebay you can find headcovers that go up to $200. I love my scotty but everything that he offers that isn't a putter is a little rediculous. I wanted a scotty headcover but I couldn't find a good reason to buy a $50+ headcover thats gonna sit in my bag and the garage when im not playing so I ended up buying an AM&E headcover that is the exact same thing just without the logos. Scotty has gotten a little crazy with his $200 headcovers, $35 grips, and fake wallets and ugly golf bags.

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I have to agree with the insane products that he offers. On ebay you can find headcovers that go up to $200. I love my scotty but everything that he offers that isn't a putter is a little rediculous. I wanted a scotty headcover but I couldn't find a good reason to buy a $50+ headcover thats gonna sit in my bag and the garage when im not playing so I ended up buying an AM&E headcover that is the exact same thing just without the logos. Scotty has gotten a little crazy with his $200 headcovers, $35 grips, and fake wallets and ugly golf bags.

Not to defend Scotty, but would he make these things if there wasn't a market for them? I had the same WTF thought with the milled rings, although I sort of got it after the story about them. This may be the Beanie Baby craze of the golf industry. They only have value if they are perceived as valuable. Some of those silly toys were going for big bank. As long as people wanted them they were expensive. Once the fad was over, not so much. Maybe this is coming for the Cameron creations too...

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I have to agree with the insane products that he offers. On ebay you can find headcovers that go up to $200. I love my scotty but everything that he offers that isn't a putter is a little rediculous. I wanted a scotty headcover but I couldn't find a good reason to buy a $50+ headcover thats gonna sit in my bag and the garage when im not playing so I ended up buying an AM&E headcover that is the exact same thing just without the logos. Scotty has gotten a little crazy with his $200 headcovers, $35 grips, and fake wallets and ugly golf bags.

 

 

The headcovers are just the tip of iceberg lol.

 

It's the fact that he can put a (T) on something and horrible 25+ handicappers will spend $3000 dollars on it because he's convinced the 3 putting masses that mass manufactured putters are an art form rofl.

 

I mean, I'm sorry. But ffs, it's a putter. It's not a piece of art. An $8,000 fruity loops graffiti garage blah blah blah putter is still a putter. It's not going to make you putt any better. The idea behind golf club design is to improve the capabilities of the product with science and technology. It's not to paint it really wild and crazy colors and weld a bunch of s*** on it.

 

The writeup on Cameron where the guy is standing on the patio of his Malibu estate and he asks Scotty, "All this from putters huh?" and Scotty replies "Yep. All this from putters." really irks me. Yah, that's right.

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The headcovers are just the tip of iceberg lol.

 

It's the fact that he can put a (T) on something and horrible 25+ handicappers will spend $3000 dollars on it because he's convinced the 3 putting masses that mass manufactured putters are an art form rofl.

 

I mean, I'm sorry. But ffs, it's a putter. It's not a piece of art. An $8,000 fruity loops graffiti garage blah blah blah putter is still a putter. It's not going to make you putt any better. The idea behind golf club design is to improve the capabilities of the product with science and technology. It's not to paint it really wild and crazy colors and weld a bunch of s*** on it.

I agree that it seems crazy, but that is capitalism. As long as the demand exists, they will be made and sold. This aspect of Cameron stuff is really more of a collector market than a playing equipment market. Some of the people buying cameron stuff could drop the crazy expensive money for his damascus putter and then game it without a headcover.

 

No one eats on the silly collectible plates, but they too are worth crazy amounts of money to collectors who value/want them.

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I agree that it seems crazy, but that is capitalism. As long as the demand exists, they will be made and sold. This aspect of Cameron stuff is really more of a collector market than a playing equipment market. Some of the people buying cameron stuff could drop the crazy expensive money for his damascus putter and then game it without a headcover.

 

No one eats on the silly collectible plates, but they too are worth crazy amounts of money to collectors who value/want them.

 

 

Yah, I guess, but maybe I'm just jaded. Who knows hah.

 

Really though. Don't you agree that if you're going to be a putter (and accessories) collector, that you should at least be a decent putter or golfer in general. The guy with the thousand dollar custom fitted fine tuned Circle T who can't break into the 80s blows me away.

 

I wonder if that guy ever asks himself "Wow. Why did I buy this? I still sally them 6 ft short whether I use a Walmart special or a Hand-folded Damascus steel that was superheated in lava and then quenched in angel tears."

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Yah, I guess, but maybe I'm just jaded. Who knows hah.

 

Really though. Don't you agree that if you're going to be a putter (and accessories) collector, that you should at least be a decent putter or golfer in general. The guy with the thousand dollar custom fitted fine tuned Circle T who can't break into the 80s blows me away.

 

I wonder if that guy ever asks himself "Wow. Why did I buy this? I still sally them 6 ft short whether I use a Walmart special or a Hand-folded Damascus steel that was superheated in lava and then quenched in angel tears."

Lava and angel tears FTW!

 

I think that play would be coupled to collecting. Maybe with the exception of the Japanese market, where the status of having the club is sometimes more important than using it. Also, some people who can afford to own a Porsche really suck as drivers. I do find that the little chuckle escapes as they stall at stop signs... :)

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Seems quite well suited for fighting during Pon farr rituals too. (too obscure?)

A little obscure..

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Fairway - Tour Edge Exotics CB2 18° Grafalloy Prolite 35  S

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Yah, I guess, but maybe I'm just jaded. Who knows hah.

 

Really though. Don't you agree that if you're going to be a putter (and accessories) collector, that you should at least be a decent putter or golfer in general. The guy with the thousand dollar custom fitted fine tuned Circle T who can't break into the 80s blows me away.

 

I wonder if that guy ever asks himself "Wow. Why did I buy this? I still sally them 6 ft short whether I use a Walmart special or a Hand-folded Damascus steel that was superheated in lava and then quenched in angel tears."

 

 

The only way that putter could be better if the putter was heated in that superheated lava by Satan himself only to then be quenched in angle tears by God! Now there's a putter!

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The only way that putter could be better if the putter was heated in that superheated lava by Satan himself only to then be quenched in angle tears by God! Now there's a putter!

Many times people do equate Scotty with one of those two beings. Depends upon the person though...

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A little obscure..

 

Not if you wear your pointy ears to bed at night. Learning more about Sactown every day... ;)

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... or a Hand-folded Damascus steel that was superheated in lava and then quenched in angel tears."

 

We have a winner. A press of the green button for this little gem. ;)

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